Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin to receive the 2021 LMGI Humanitarian Award for her long-standing advocacy for the deaf and hard of hearing


HOLLYWOOD, California, October 18, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Oscar®winning actress Marlee matlin, including lifelong advocacy for the deaf and hard of hearing as exhibited in the highly acclaimed film Coda on Apple TV +, will receive the prestigious Humanitarian Prize International Guild of Site Directors (LMGI) to 8e Annual LMGI Awards on the theme “Celebrate the Place”. The 2021 Awards will honor the exemplary humanitarian commitment Matlin has made to shine a light on the deaf and hard of hearing throughout his award-winning career in film and television. Actor Isaiah Mustafa goes to host the LMGI Awards online ceremony on saturday 23 october, at 2:00 p.m. PDT (Pre-show at 1:30 p.m.), during a virtual ceremony. The awards ceremony will be streaming free, but registration is required at:

President LMGI Jean Rakich declared today: “The LMGI proudly salutes Marlee matlin for her dedication, talent and the impact she has had in enlightening the world of the deaf and hard of hearing community. His powerful performances in film and television demonstrate his understanding, compassion and support for this special group, and we honor his enthusiasm, commitment and incredible accomplishments as a true humanitarian and artist. “

Matlin recently starred in the Sundance Darling Apple Film Festival Original Film “CODA”, following a hearing adolescent who is the child of deaf adults. The film won four Sundance awards, including the grand jury prize. Matlin received rave reviews worldwide for his film debut in Children of an inferior God, a performance celebrated with the Academy Award® for best actress. At 21, she became the youngest recipient of the Oscar for Best Actress. Marlee is also the executive producer of the Oscar nominated short. Feel through, the first film to feature a deafblind actor in a leading role.

In addition to his acclaimed film career, Matlin has received four Emmy® nominations in his television projects including his performance on Seinfeld, Palisades, The practiceand Law and order: Special Victims Assistance Unit. Other notable TV performances include The west wing, bridge to silence, and Reasonable doubt.

Marlee’s talents also extend to her writing, with her autobiography I’ll scream later to become a New York Times Bestseller. Matlin has also published a children’s novel titled Crossing of deaf children which was loosely based on his own childhood. She went on to write and publish a sequel titled Nobody is perfect, produced on stage at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in partnership with VSA Arts at October 2007.

Matlin has been instrumental in many activities that help deaf and hard of hearing communities. Thanks in part to his efforts, all examiners in the Academy have closed captions. She helped pass a law requiring ASL interpreters to be present at all COVID-19 press conferences. She also hosted a public service announcement on how to vote that included leaders from the deaf and hard of hearing community, helping millions of Americans who are deaf and hard of hearing access resources.

The 8the The annual LMGI Awards breaks will be presented on a digital platform, streaming to a global and more inclusive audience. This year’s show will be produced by Eric weiss, Creative with honey and IngleDodd Media and written by Shelly goldstein. For a list of nominees for the 2021 LMGI Awards, visit:

The LMGI Awards are proudly sponsored by Platinum: Ontario Creates, Riverside County Film Commission, Studio Air Conditioning; Gold: Film Liaisons in California Statewide (COPS), Honolulu Film Office, Reel Health & Reel Security, Trilith Studios, William F. White International; Money: Cherokee Nation Film Office, Directors Guild of Canada Ontario, US Virgin Islands Film, Fresco Film – Spain & Portugal, Hollywood sites, Los Angeles Center Studios, ON-SET disposals, Reel Estate Partners, Reel Waste & Recycling, Teamsters Local 399, Zio Studio Services; Bronze: Cinespace cinema studios, City of Toronto, Classic Tents & Events, Cool Locations Supply, Inc., Directors Guild of Canada, British Columbia, HBO | HBO Max, Inland Empire Film Services, Pacific Production Services, Pacific Traffic Control, Premier Event Tent Rental, Production Security Services, Savannah Regional Film Commission, Sunset Supplies; Media Sponsors: The Hollywood Reporter, Creative Handbook, The Location Guide, SHOOT Magazine | SHOOT online, variety.

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About the Location Managers Guild International (LMGI): The Location Managers Guild International / LMGI is a global organization of career localization professionals in the film, television, commercial and print production industries dedicated to upholding the highest ethical standards. LMGI, founded in 2003 as a 501 (c) (6) nonprofit, is proud to be the only global localization resource for localization professionals, combining regional engagement with strength and international community. For more information visit or follow us on Facebook; Twitter @LeLMGI; #LMGIawards, Instagram and Youtube.

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